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Dalrymple, David Hay

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Birth Date: 14 December 1840 (Newbury, Berkshire, England)

Death Date: 1 September 1912 (Hamilton, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: James Dalrymple and Georgina (nee Hay)

Family: Euphemia Margaret McLean in Mackay on 23 December 1880, 2 sons, 2 daughters

Education: West of England Dissenters' School, Taunton, Somerset, England

Religion: Church of England


Opened Mackay's first chemist shop, after arrival in 1863; Chemist and druggist, Mackay 1865 - 1904; Held pastoral interests in Dalrymple and Hamilton regions

Local Government Service: Alderman Mackay, also mayor 1869 - 1871

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly MIN Mackay 5 May 1888 27 Aug 1904

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Secretary for Public Instruction 12 Aug 1902 17 Sep 1903
Secretary for Agriculture 1 May 1901 17 Sep 1903
Minister without Office 7 Dec 1899 1 May 1901
Secretary for Public Lands 28 Mar 1899 1 Dec 1899
Secretary for Public Works 6 May 1896 27 Apr 1898
Secretary for Public Instruction 29 Mar 1895 28 Mar 1899

Additional Information

Notes: Chairman, Mackay Road and Harbour Boards; Executive member, Mackay Hospital and the School of Arts; Member, Pioneer Divisional Board until 1888

Sources: Image sourced from The Queenslander, 30 September 1893 ; Australian Dictionary of Biography, V.8: 1891-1939, Melbourne University Press; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)